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ArtWaves Presents: Fun and Funky Line Dance with David Lamon

ArtWaves Presents: Pysanky with Liz Cutler - Family Session

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: April Art Exhibit - ArtWaves

ArtWaves Presents: Princess Ballet

ArtWaves Presents: Beaded Feather Earring Workshop with Martha Newell-Bassett
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Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce welcomes new executive director

Public hearings see low turnout

French restaurant to open in Bar Harbor

YWCA program connects community members with resources

Council fills vacancy
Welcome to new Chamber member Next Level Sports Lounge!

Welcome to new Chamber member Mount Desert Nursing Association!

Welcome to new Chamber member House Wine!

Welcome to the Chamber!

Welcome to new Members!
Acadia National Park Seeks to Lease Space for Employee Housing

Acadia National Park Investigates Recent String of Vandalism Incidents

Temporary closures set for peregrine falcon nesting in Acadia National Park

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The Quietside of Acadia

Mountains rising from the ocean, forests stretching to granite cliffs, lakes nestled in glacial valleys, crashing surf on a rocky shoreline. It is little wonder that nearly three million people come each year to Mt Desert Island (often just called "MDI") to enjoy Acadia National Park. So, how can an island that hosts millions of people have a quiet side?

MDI is roughly circular with a fjord, Somes Sound, through its center that nearly cuts it in two. Acadia covers just over half of MDI, about a third of the park is west of the sound.

Most tourists to the island head to Bar Harbor on the northeast coast, which is home to several large hotels and is a popular stop for cruise ships. Tremont and Southwest Harbor are the principal towns on the west side of MDI. First settled by fishermen, the towns retain their maritime heritage boasting healthy fishing fleets and myriad boat yards.

Although less traveled than the east side, the Quietside of Acadia offers plenty of services for visitors, as this website shows. We invite you to browse the site to learn about Acadia National Park and our community. Or better still, come for a visit and enjoy Acadia away from the crowds.

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